Archive for October, 2019
The College’s role in ACS THRIVE, a collaborative effort to enhance value-based health care, is the focus of this month’s column.
The ACS Strong for Surgery program: Changing clinician and system behavior to optimize health before surgery
Describes the transition of the Strong for Surgery initiative to a formal ACS Quality Program and outlines its effect on improving public health.
A comprehensive approach to firearm injury prevention: ACS Committee on Trauma hosts historic summit
The primary objectives and outcomes of the Medical Summit on Firearm Injury Prevention are summarized as is the nine-point ACS plan to address firearm-related violence.
ACS Past-President Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCOSECSA(Hon)—a general surgeon with a clinical focus on surgical oncology—is the latest physician to be profiled in this ongoing series.
Outlines the Mayo Clinic’s development of a rural general surgery training track and identifies lessons learned in the first three years of the program.
Summarizes activities and issues discussed at State Lobby Days in 2019, including Stop the Bleed® awareness training.
YFA Communications Committee Essay Contest winner: Understanding leadership for the patient through personal experience
Emmanuel M. Gabriel, MD, PhD, the winner of the YFA Communications Committee essay contest, describes his transition from health care professional to patient advocate.
This column outlines the results of a new protocol at Stony Brook University Hospital, Long Island, NY, designed to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infection rates.
Describes the traditional management of desmoid tumors as well as new approaches, including radiation therapy for locally aggressive tumors.
The Joint Commission has announced two new perinatal care standards that will go into effect in July 2020 for all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals.
This month’s column examines National Trauma Data Bank® records on the occurrence of ocular lacerations resulting from gunshot wounds.
Dateline DC: 2019 Advocate at Home Program demonstrates the importance of advocating for surgery outside of Washington, DC
The aim and development of the ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy’s Advocate at Home Program, which provides resources to support in-district meetings, are described.
This article summarizes the topics and issues presented at the 2019 Quality and Safety Conference in Washington, DC.
The Board of Governors’ Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards Workgroup has announced the recipients of the 2019 ACS/Pfizer Surgical Humanitarian Award and Surgical Volunteerism Awards.
The ACS Division of Education Continuing Medical Education activities and programs are summarized.
The qualifications for ACS Fellowship and the steps necessary to apply are described.
An overview of ACS Board Governors responsibilities is provided along with an update on the activities of each B/G pillar.
Dr. Bass, Immediate Past-President of the ACS, has been named vice-president for health affairs and dean of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Lung surveillance strategy for high-grade soft tissue sarcomas: Chest X-ray or CT scan?
Lung surveillance with chest X-ray did not result in worse overall survival when compared with computer tomography, according to findings published in the November issue of JACS.
Dr. Sakran was recently selected as a 2019–2020 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow.